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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Setting an example...

If you didn't know what my last post meant, then peep this. Oh, yes...the movie industry blames a video game for it's weak receipts. I don't know...I'm thinking maybe it's the weak movies that might have something to do with their weak receipts. Let's examine a bit closer, shall we?

Here's a list of films released during the first two weeks of October:

October 5:
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
  • Michael Clayton
  • Feel the Noise
  • Grace is Gone
  • Deal
  • Finishing the Game
  • Weirdsville
  • Nina's Heavenly Delights
  • The Good Night
  • Broken
  • Black Irish

October 12:
  • Control
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • We Own the Night
  • The Final Season
  • Postal
  • Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
  • Hitman
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
  • Manolete
  • Sleuth
  • Berkeley
  • Naked Boys Signing!
  • Khadak (The Colour of Water)

Okay, outside of what's probably going to net some Oscar worthy performances (George Clooney in Clayton and Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: Episode II), I don't see any film really making me want to spend over $10. I didn't even hear about Tyler Perry's non-Madea movie the day it was released. Who knew it would be the weekend's #1 film. I'm no hater...but when a Tyler Perry film rules the weekend box office, movie execs gotta know it's going to be sloooow. Seriously...might the past two weekends been slow because the movies being released might, I don't know...suck? And not necessarily suck totally. Just suck as in the trailers were boring suck or the plots don't sound interesting suck or all the big named movies from the summer suck so these gotta suck too suck. I'm just puttin' that out there. Personally, I want to see Michael Clayton...but it ain't happenin' until it reaches DVD. That last movie like M.C. I saw in the theatre was Presumed Innocent. Innocent will continue to be the last movie I've seen in the theatre like Innocent too.

If you do the math, roughly 2.15 million tickets were sold for Mr. Perry's new hit film alone. Halo 3, Microsoft's epic monster superdelihypedspandelic release which set an entertainment record and the movie industry's most recent scape goat, had pre-orders of 1.7 million copies. Now, as far as we know, there are 300 million people in the Unites States as of this year. One-third of those people are most likely adults. Okay...stay with me here. Only 1.7 million copies of Halo 3 were sold, initially. What happened to the other 98.3 million adults who probably didn't buy Halo 3? Surely, those 1.7 million people playing Halo 3 have caused all this supposed turmoil amongst films elite? Heck, even if we stretch the number to 3.4 million (gamers have friends too), it still doesn't make a dent.

For what it's worth, the movie industry did it to themselves. I don't have enough blog space to list all the big titles that came out this year. Emo-Spider, Fantastic Special Effects, Japanese Robots From Outer Space, Pirates of your Precious Time (3+ hourse...jeez-us!!), Old Men Don't Die Hard, Bourne [insert noun or adjective here], The Wringing of the Shrek, Harry's All Grown Up, etc... Not for nothing, movie goers might simply be tapped out.

Please, let's put an end to the verbal diarrhea. Don't blame another entertainment industry for your industry's lack of intelligent scheduling and obvious greed.


Anonymous said...

Very Witty especially the ending.
However we all know you could care less with 2 x boxes and a 2 copies of Halo3. :P

Bigg Russ said...

Excuse me...but I only have ONE copy of Halo 3. ;)

mobb2 said...

hey russ I really like the content
in your blog...you really put a lot
of thought into the things you write about...keep it up.

Will P.